Biggest Domain Winners and Losers
Looking at Non-COM Domain Names
There have been some notable successes (and flops) for non-COM domain names – take a look at some of these winners and losers here. (Data from namestat.org.)
The top-selling gTLD, .xyz is registered in 73 countries (China leads the way). The most notable sale of .xzy was in 2016 for $182,154 (1.xyz), but sales are slowing.
The second-biggest selling gTLD, .top has gone for as much as $96,670 (a.top) in 2016. .top is registered in 211 countries (China leads the way followed by the United States).
The third-biggest selling gTLD, .loan doesn't have any blockbuster sales (surprisingly). .loan is registered in 211 countries with China leading the way followed by the U.S.
While .vip is the seventh-biggest selling gTLD, it is the second-fastest growing. Its highest sale was in 2016 for $1,000 (yiche.vip). .vip is registered in 146 countries.
While .shop is the 16th-biggest selling gTLD, it's the fastest growing. Its highest sale was in 2016 for $1,025 (caipiao.shop). .shop is registered in 179 countries.
Number 498 on the list of top-selling gTLDs , .autos has undiscovered potential. It has a later general availability date than most (2016), however, and is expensive at $690-plus.
Number 477 on the list of top-selling gTLDs, .security hasn't sold very much and isn't growing very fast (355th on fastest-growing gTLDs). It can be a pricey pickup.
There are millions of doctors in the U.S., but .doctor hasn't seem to catch on (#342 on top-selling gTLDs). The U.S. does lead the way in .doctor registrations though.
Despite interest in organic products, .organic is both low on the registration list (#441) and low on the list of growing domain names (#242). U.S. has the most registrations.
It is surprising when some gTLDs - like this one - are low on the list (#332) as they have near universal appeal for brands. It is currently not growing in popularity either.
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